Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Wellesley Medical

Pouya Shafipour, MD

Primary Care Physician & Weight Loss Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA

Preventive Medicine Specialist

Preventive services are your first defense in diagnosing diseases in their earliest stages and in developing a healthcare plan that optimizes your health at every age. Dr. Shafipour provides preventive care services for men and women throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area so patients can feel confident in their care and their health.
    1. "He is truly a fantastic physician!"

    2. Kat H. Yelp

    1. "He is incredibly well rounded in his knowledge."

    2. Brian W. Yelp

    1. "This is the most incredible doctor I've ever gone to."

    2. Anthony G. Yelp

    1. "They really helped me with major lifestyle changes that led me to a healthier life!"

    2. Rozan F. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Pouya Shafipour is a genuinely caring physician."

    2. Sheila K. Yelp

    1. "Excellent location in an attractive office space, great people who know their stuff."

    2. Bennet K. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Shafipour changed my life!"

    2. Sherri G. Yelp

Preventive Medicine Q & A

by Pouya Shafipour, MD

What is preventive care?

Preventive care includes services aimed at screening for disease and identifying potential warning signs as early as possible. Based on the results of those screening tests and evaluations, you and your healthcare provider can develop a comprehensive plan of care aimed at preventing disease and maintaining optimal health.

What types of services are included in preventive care?

At Wellesley Medical, a physical exam is at the heart of our preventive care program. Preventive physical exams include:

  • evaluation of height and weight

  • blood pressure measurement

  • evaluation of other vital signs

  • checking ears, eyes, and throat

  • listening to your lungs and heart

  • body fat measurement

  • lab work for metabolic functioning, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and other factors

  • EKG

  • and other services we deem necessary to your health


Once these screening and diagnostic tests and evaluations are performed, we'll use the information we've gathered to determine a plan of action to make sure you have the best health you possibly can.

Beyond regular physical exams, our staff provides some preventive services with each visit, regardless of the cause, to keep an eye on your health and serve as a “mini-screening” for potential health problems. These services include a check of your vital signs like blood pressure, weight and height measurements, and body mass index measurement.

How often should I have a preventive exam?

Having an annual preventive exam, especially if you're 35 or older or you have a personal or family history of specific diseases, is a good idea. Insurance companies provide a certain number of preventive visits free of charge. Contact your insurance company to find out about coverage limits to make sure you make the most of your plan benefits.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept major PPO plans and Medicare insurance plans. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or with High Deductible insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Shield of California
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Pouya Shafipour is a great doctor easy to reach, friendly to talk and most importantly he can give the correct diagnosis!"

    Elina L.
  • Yelp

    "Specifically, the reason why I would recommend him to anyone, is that he is very much of the mindset of prevention."

    Brian W.
  • Yelp

    "Attentive and kind. He consulted with me for a lot more than what I made my appointment for."

    Michael K.
  • Yelp

    "This is the only doctor I have met who is interested and educated re alternative/homeopathic treatments, a rare find!"

    Reza A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Shafipour is one of those special doctors who never stops researching and learning, in order to help his patients."

    Marcus E.
  • Yelp

    Dr. Shaifpour and his amazing staff are amazing. He has helped me navigate some difficult health problems and blows me away with his compassion and knowledge."

    Clare C.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Shafipour is brilliant. He's my Primary Care Provider. I've come to him with questions and concerns other doctors couldn't answer."

    Afaf I.
Wellesley Medical
1821 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301A
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310-734-3447
Fax: 310-400-5566
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Pouya Shafipour, MD
1821 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 301A
Santa Monica, CA 90403